Abraham Tackles West Hampton

Blaze 9-Ball Tour / West Hampton, NY
by Rick Davis
A robust 48-player field came to Raxx Bar and Grill in West Hampton, NY, for the Blaze 9-Ball Tour’s latest event over the April 21-22 weekend. Tearing through the competition was Eddie Abraham, who walked away with the event undefeated.
On the winners’ side Abraham met up with 19-year-old Adam Kielar in the hot seat match and defeated him by a respectable 7-4 score. On the one-loss side the remaining competitors were slowly fading away. Tournament regular and multi-time event winner Shin Park stormed past Thomas Wan 6-3 then eliminated Mike Fingers 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals. At the same time, Santos Sambajon Jr. was on a run, knocking out Matt Krah 6-3 and Al Lapena 6-4. In the quarterfinals Sambajon Jr. ousted Park 6-4. Now on the verge of a great comeback, Sambajon Jr. eliminated Kielar double-hill in the semifinals after he missed the 9 ball.
With the finals set to play between Sambajon Jr. and Abraham, the players decided to split the payout with Abraham taking the first-place title. It seemed that with the true double-elimination format Sambajon Jr. did not want to risk the loss, and Abraham also was not confident in his requirement of another match win.
Results:
1st Eddie Abraham
2nd Santos Sambajon Jr.
3rd Adam Kielar
4th Shin Park
5th Mike Fingers
Al Lapena
7th Matt Krah
Thomas Wan